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Yes, and i am sure that at any given time, you're utilizing 100% of that 100+ GB of memory you have spread out across five systems.

Honestly, i am all for people depriving themselves of an amazing gaming experience because of a program they won't even notice running in the background - whatever floats your boat!

One extra program that does exactly what Steam does, and yet I never heard anyone complain about playing Portal 2/L4D etc. and requiring Steam. For the most part, the majority of OCN members should have decent enough hardware to where 50MB of additional RAM usage isn't going to tax any of our systems the least bit.
Whats the point of having 25GB of RAM (average) in each of your computers if you're not complaining about programs that might end up using a zillionth of it?
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Yes, and i am sure that at any given time, you're utilizing 100% of that 100+ GB of memory you have spread out across five systems.

Honestly, i am all for people depriving themselves of an amazing gaming experience because of a program they won't even notice running in the background - whatever floats your boat!

One extra program that does exactly what Steam does, and yet I never heard anyone complain about playing Portal 2/L4D etc. and requiring Steam. For the most part, the majority of OCN members should have decent enough hardware to where 50MB of additional RAM usage isn't going to tax any of our systems the least bit.
Steam has never lost my games I purchased. EA downloader was by far one of the worst programs I have ever installed on my system. EA lost some of my games from their download service, and now they have lost my business. I will still buy EA games just never through any service they control.
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Yes, and i am sure that at any given time, you're utilizing 100% of that 100+ GB of memory you have spread out across five systems.

Honestly, i am all for people depriving themselves of an amazing gaming experience because of a program they won't even notice running in the background.
...

Have you thought about this: it might not be the amount of resources Origin uses that's steering people away from it?

Maybe it's the sheer idea of having to use a completely useless program, another program thats clogging up your system.
Yeah, you still might say it's only 80mb or so and you have 8gb of memory. But you know, these things add up. Steam alone uses 100mb on my system at the moment. And I'm not even using it. Add Origin to it, which uses about the same amount of memory. Add a few more background programs, (most of which you don't even use, you just have them running because they are mandatory, just like Origin).

It's not the program itself, it's the idea of being forced to use it.
I already have Steam. Why would I need Origin?
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I dislike everything about it. Its like a clone of steam, I want all my friends on one list. Not two, ontop of that, I do not like EA's policies compared to Steam either.
You don't say?

It's almost as if EA were deliberately attempting to emulate a successful business model!!!!!

The NERVE!!!

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Definitely not getting this. Glad i didn't upgrade my gpus.
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What the EA Origin sympathizers don't seem to understand is that most of us who are not buying BF3 aren't doing it because we are Valve fanboys or EA haters. We refuse to buy BF3 because we do not trust EA, and with good reason. EA has proven itself time and time again that it cannot be trusted.

Why would we install a background process from an untrustworthy company? Why would we give absolute control over the "ownership" of our game to an untrustworthy company? It makes no sense.
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Have you thought about this: it might not be the amount of resources Origin uses that's steering people away from it?

Maybe it's the sheer idea of having to use a completely useless program, another program thats clogging up your system.
Yeah, you still might say it's only 80mb or so and you have 8gb of memory. But you know, these things add up. Steam alone uses 100mb on my system at the moment. And I'm not even using it. Add Origin to it, which uses about the same amount of memory. Add a few more background programs, (most of which you don't even use, you just have them running because they are mandatory, just like Origin).

It's not the program itself, it's the idea of being forced to use it.
I already have Steam. Why would I need Origin?
Sorry, but lol.

Having a clogged up PC with programs that dont need to be running at any given time is a problem my 50 year old mother (using a 2GB RAM laptop) complains about.

I wouldn't have expected this kind of thing to be an issue with OCN. Let alone one with 100GB of ram spread across his machines *facepalm*.
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Have you thought about this: it might not be the amount of resources Origin uses that's steering people away from it?

Maybe it's the sheer idea of having to use a completely useless program, another program thats clogging up your system.
Yeah, you still might say it's only 80mb or so and you have 8gb of memory. But you know, these things add up. Steam alone uses 100mb on my system at the moment. And I'm not even using it. Add Origin to it, which uses about the same amount of memory. Add a few more background programs, (most of which you don't even use, you just have them running because they are mandatory, just like Origin).

It's not the program itself, it's the idea of being forced to use it.
I already have Steam. Why would I need Origin?
Cause EA says so, that unless you let Origin resides in your system, no bf3 for you (unless you don't plan to play it anyway)
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Steam has never lost my games I purchased. EA downloader was by far one of the worst programs I have ever installed on my system. EA lost some of my games from their download service, and now they have lost my business. I will still buy EA games just never through any service they control.
Buy the retail version, you get the physical key. You'll never lose it unless you physically misplace it.

Activate that key on Origin, since you'll have to use it anyways. If they "lose" your game, re-add it with your key which you physically have. Problem solved.

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Have you thought about this: it might not be the amount of resources Origin uses that's steering people away from it?

Maybe it's the sheer idea of having to use a completely useless program, another program thats clogging up your system.
Yeah, you still might say it's only 80mb or so and you have 8gb of memory. But you know, these things add up. Steam alone uses 100mb on my system at the moment. And I'm not even using it. Add Origin to it, which uses about the same amount of memory. Add a few more background programs, (most of which you don't even use, you just have them running because they are mandatory, just like Origin).

It's not the program itself, it's the idea of being forced to use it.
I already have Steam. Why would I need Origin?
Oh, I completely get it. And like I said, if people want to deprive themselves of a great gaming experience because of "another program running in the background" that's really having a negligible effect on the performance of their system, then that's their decision.

Does Steam HAVE to be running while you play BF3? What about all the other background programs? Honestly, the excuse of "what if i have a bazillion programs running in the background already?" is a terrible one, unless you already EXPECT your system to chug along even while playing BF3 with all of those programs running in the background anyways and like adding Origin on top of that is going to cross the breaking point. Please.

I am a huge fan of Steam - I have around 175 games on it. Wish BF3 was coming out on it. I purchased a physical copy of BF3 that i'll be activating on Origin - and like I did for the Alpha, i'll tap my BF3 icon, Origin will open up on its own + launch BF3 and run in the background while I play the game, and when I am done playing, I close it out. Pretty simple.

Origin isn't going to stand in the way of one of the greatest games that i've been waiting 5-6 years for - if it really is having a negligible impact on the performance of my computer by running it, then I absolutely don't mind letting it run ONLY when I play BF3. It's really not as difficult as people make it out to be.
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Yes, and i am sure that at any given time, you're utilizing 100% of that 100+ GB of memory you have spread out across five systems.
I frequently put my memory to use, yes.

One of the reasons I can even run what I run with only 24GiB of memory is because I'm ruthless when it comes to tracking down and disabling, removing, or finding alternatives to all these little memory wasting programs and services. It all adds up.

Same reason I make my own coffee instead of going to Starbucks every morning. Yeah, I have five figures in my checking account...because I don't blow 10 dollars on every damn cup of coffee I drink, movie I watch, or whatever.

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One extra program that does exactly what Steam does, and yet I never heard anyone complain about playing Portal 2/L4D etc. and requiring Steam.
I stopped playing Valve games, except the rare occasion when I've tried them on a buddy's computer, when Steam was implemented. No regrets.
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Plextor M6e 128GB (fw 1.06) M.2 (PCI-E 2.0 2x) 2x Crucial M4 256GB 4x WD Scorpio Black 500GB Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 BenQ BL3200PT Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless (MX Brown) Corsair RM1000x 
CaseMouseAudio
Fractal Design Define R4 Logitech G402 Realtek ALC1150 + M-Audio AV40 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X5670 @ 4.4/3.2GHz core/uncore, 1.36 vcore, 1.2... Gigabyte X58A-UD5 r2.0 w/FF3mod10 BIOS Sapphire Fury Nitro OC+ @ 1053/500, 1.225vGPU/1... 2x Samsung MV-3V4G3D/US @ 2000, 10-11-11-30-T1,... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1x Crucial BLT4G3D1608ET3LX0 @ 2000, 10-11-11-3... OCZ (Toshiba) Trion 150 120GB Hyundai Sapphire 120GB 3x Hitachi Deskstar 7k1000.C 1TB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 Antec TP-750 Fractal Design R5 
Audio
ASUS Xonar DS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6800K @ 4.3/3.5GHz core/uncore, 1.36/1.2v ASRock X99 OC Formula (P3.10) GTX 780 (temporary) 4x4GiB Crucial DDR4-2400 @ 11-13-12-28-T2, 1.33v 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel 600p 256GB NVMe 2x HGST Travelstar 7k1000 1TB Corsair H55 (temporary) Windows Server 2016 Datacenter 
PowerCase
Seasonic SS-860XP2 Corsair Carbide Air 540 
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